Isaac Price has been part of the Finch Farm Academy since the
age of 7, and made his full breakthrough to become part of the Under-18s side in the
Price, who was born in Northern Ireland but grew up in
Wakefield, is eligible to represent England, Northern Ireland or
Germany at international level and has already represented the first two nations at Under-19 level. Price signed his first professional
contract, a 3-year deal, in September 2020.
Under the mentoring and promotion of Leighton Baines, Price made
speedy progress between U18 and U23 sides in the 2020-21 season, being
accelerated to the first-team squad, helping the teenager settle both
socially and professionally in each environment. After stepping
up to the first-team squad, he impressed former
Carlo Ancelotti, making the senior bench for the first time away at
Brighton in April 2021 amidst a massive injury crisis.
Unsworth said of the youngster in 2021: "Isaac is a box-to-box
midfielder. He is a great passer, he's got a bit of everything. He still has to develop physically, as you can see; he's not the
finished article physically, but that will come. That's just time, hours
and hours in the gym, which he already does on his own individual
"That's something that will come naturally in time. Another
pre-season will help him, whether that is with us or the first-team, it
really doesn't matter. It's really exciting and I'm looking forward to
working with him next season."
His progress was temporarily stalled at the end of the 2020-21 season when he missed
the final weeks of the campaign with a stress fracture of the hip but returned to start the new 2021-22 season
as a fixture in David Unsworth's Under-23s, where he topped the
appearance charts, and made his senior debut as a substitute in Everton's 2-0 win
in the FA Cup over non-league Boreham Wood in March 2022.
The next first-team action Price would see was on the other side of
the world in Sydney, Australia when he was a surprise starter in place
of the injured Tom Davies in the first Sydney Super Cup friendly against
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